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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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March 30, 2015 Dodd-Frank co-author disappointed on pay votes, cites fund managers

Source: Reuters

An architect of the shareholder votes companies hold on executive compensation said he is "disappointed" they have not led to more changes, noting that wealthy mutual fund company leaders make weak overseers of CEO pay.

March 30, 2015 U.S. to submit plans to fight global warming; most others delay

Source: Reuters

OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due...

March 27, 2015 New FEMA Guidelines Force the Climate Change Issue

Source: Insurance Journal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making some waves with a new requirement that forces states to take into account the possible impact of climate change in their risk assessments before they can receive certain assistance

Research & Insights

March 17, 2015 Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments in 2014

Source: The Columbian

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people...

March 4, 2015 The twelve Federal Reserve banks: Governance and accountability in the 21st century

Source: Brookings

Chronicling the politics that led to the creation of the twelve Reserve Banks and the pursuant legal and political consequences, this paper argues that the Federal Reserve’s quasi-private Reserve Banks are, at best, opaque and...

March 4, 2015 New Study Says Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian Civil War

Source: Slate

By now, it’s pretty clear that we’re starting to see visible manifestations of climate change beyond far-off melting ice sheets. One of the most terrifying implications is the increasingly real threat of wars sparked in part by...

Commentary & Opinion

March 30, 2015 CSR Looks Like This: Business Leadership and LGBT Equality

Source: Triple Pundit

Despite the recent wave of historic progress regarding same-sex marriage equality, Republican-led state legislatures from Arizona, to Arkansas, to Indiana and beyond have been working to pass legislation that the Georgia Chamber...

March 26, 2015 Market Structure Map - Compensation Model

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

What do you get paid to do? That’s the question the SEC may soon pose to high-frequency traders, according to a story from Bloomberg yesterday. [more]

March 25, 2015 Obama’s most at-risk legacy isn’t Obamacare. It’s climate change.

Source: Washington Post

We'll start with the video below, which shows testimony from Bryan Koon, head of the emergency division for the state of Florida, before a committee of the state Senate. As you might have heard, former state employees told...


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